Lakeview Patriot Newsletter
for the LCHS Community - "More than a Diploma..." 10/18/21
For Parents - Just a FEW Reminders about the LC WAY...
Students are expected to stay in class.
We ask that students:
... not leave class for Vending Machines
... not leave class during the first and last 20 mins of the class period
... have a hall pass if leaving class
ALSO ... missed class time may lead to TRUANCY
- Students must be in class 90% of period for 90% of Semester - or MAY NOT receive credit
- Truancy will be filed for excessive UNEXCUSED absences.
PSAT/ NMSQT - 10/26 for ALL 9th, 10th and 11th Grade
Known as the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, the PSAT is a test designed to prepare students for the SAT. It helps measure college and career readiness. When students do well, they can qualify for academic recognition programs, increase their chances of getting a scholarship and help boost SAT scores.
Tests offered are the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) 8/9 and the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).
- Standardized tests that provide practice for the SAT in reading, writing and mathematics
- Administered in the fall semester
- PSAT administered to students in grades 8 and 9
- PSAT/NMSQT administered to students in grades 10 and 11
- Measure academic ability rather than memorization of content
- Students who take the PSAT receive information from colleges of their choice
- National Merit Scholarship Program eligibility is based on scores earned by grade 11 testers
- For additional information, see our PSAT and SAT page.
COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL EMAILS IS IMPORTANT
Communication between LC Staff and parents/students is vital and important.
LC Staff will respond to all communication in a timely manner. Scheduling a mutual time to conference can always be arranged during the school week and during school hours.
PICTURES ***MARK YOUR CALENDARS***
PLEASE MAKE PLANS FOR SCHOOL PICTURES! HERE ARE THE DATES....
November 1-2 start time 7:30AM
Contact Ms. Hand if you have questions
National Bullying Prevention Month
Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
Every day, thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers. It can happen at school, in neighborhoods and even at home through the internet, social media and texts. At least 1 in 5 students report being bullied, which can cause depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
That's why October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Communities across the nation work to bring awareness to bullying during this special time. In remembrance of this month and throughout the year, let's unite against bullying. Make a commitment to:
- reach out to people
- support others who have been hurt or harmed
- treat others with kindness
- embrace diversity
- help include those who are left out
- report bullying when you see it
Visit the district Bullying page for more resources and information about reporting bullying. #YouMatter #StopBullying #NoBullying
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. It is a learning disability that can make reading difficult.
Some of the signs associated with dyslexia include difficulties with:
- learning to speak
- learning letters and their sounds
- memorizing number facts or doing math operations correctly
- organizing written and spoken language
- persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments
With proper diagnosis, appropriate instruction, hard work, and support from family, teachers, friends and others, individuals who have dyslexia can succeed in school and later as working adults.
Together we can help those who struggle with dyslexia get access to the tools and resources they need.
Find out more about district services for students with dyslexia on the Dyslexia page.
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021
October was declared National substance abuse prevention month in 2011 to help bring attention to the issue of substance abuse and break the cycle of alcohol and drug addiction.
Studies show the younger someone is when they start using substances, the greater the chances are that person will develop an addiction.
We encourage families to start talking about substances early on to help educate and protect children. Here are tips to have a helpful discussion:
- Choose the right time: Make sure everyone is available and able to have an open mind.
- Listen and ask questions: Don’t lecture, but instead make it a conversation.
- Give clear reasons: Use data to help support reasons to avoid drugs.
- Brainstorm: Talk through potential tough conversations and help your children know how to say no when faced with peer pressure.
- Share your experience: Use discernment for what is age-appropriate for your child. Talk about why you either have lived drug-free or what you learned from encounters with drugs.
Say no to drugs and commit to healthy living this October. Together, we can stop the issue of substance abuse within our communities.
English Language Learners
SNAP & READ
Have you ever wanted your students to gather information from a website, but the site was cluttered with ads and clickbait? Snap & Read can help. Snap and Read is an application on every student’s Chromebook. In just two clicks Snap and Read will remove all those distractions leaving crisp clean text and that’s just the beginning. In less than 2 minutes you can show your students how to use this awesome feature. Here’s the link!
PTSA Art Reflections Contest
2021 Reflections Art Project Topic---- I Will Change The World By ...
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.
Express your artistic talent and tell us how you plan to change the world through Reflections!
LCHS PTSA membership is $10. The easiest way to join is online at www.joinPTA.org ($1.50 fee). Membership forms are available in the Main Office. If you use the form, print out a copy, fill it out, and place it with cash or a check made out to LCHS PTSA in an envelope in the PTSA box on the lower right below the teacher boxes.
Garland Community Bulletin Board
Find activities happening in our tri-cities community.
The Community Bulletin Board is a resource for both GISD families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities around the district’s tri-cities.
GISD - Parent Workshop Calendar
We offer workshops throughout the year with effective parenting strategies, ideas on how to get more involved and information to help your child be successful in school and in life.
Check out the For Parents section to find out more ways that you can get support and be involved in your student's education.
- Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7 p.m. Parent University: STEAM
- Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Autism 101
- Monday, October 18, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Autism Project: Teaching skills through functional routines
- Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Trusts, Wills and ABLE accounts for Special Needs
- Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Project SEARCH
- Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Autism Project: Using supports effectively
- Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Guardianship and Alternatives
- Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Understanding the ARD Process
- Monday, December 6, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Autism Project: Answering the "whys" with behavioral principles
- Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Trauma-informed Approaches
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VARSITY VOLLEYBALL - LC PATRIOTS vs. North Garland HS
Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 5:30pm
2109 West Buckingham Road
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL VS. Wylie HS
Friday, Oct. 22nd, 5:30pm
2550 East Farm to Market Road 544
PATRIOT FOOTBALL - Freshman & JV vs. Wylie
Thursday, Oct. 21st, 5:30pm
2550 East Farm to Market Road 544
9th A Team @ 5:30 PM
JV Team @ 7:00 PM
VARSITY FOOTBALL LC VS. Wylie HS
Friday, Oct. 22nd, 7pm
2550 East Farm to Market Road 544
FYI - BAD WEATHER INFORMATIONN
When bad weather breaks, rely on Garland ISD for information.
- district website – www.garlandisd.net
- Twitter – @gisdnews, @gisdnoticias
- Facebook - Garland ISD
- GRS-TV – channels 98 and 99 on Spectrum Cable, and channels 42 and 43 on Frontier Communications
- Skylert – telephone notification system
Thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash flooding
During these types of bad weather, the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Watch or Warning. A Watch means it is possible, while a Warning means it is confirmed or currently happening.
Warnings for Garland, Rowlett or Sachse during school hours may cause a Lockout and Shelter in Place. This means no one enters or exits campuses until the NWS Warning expires. Since conditions can vary across the district, decisions are made in the best interest of all students and staff.
Snow and ice
Decisions to cancel are announced on the website, Twitter, GRS-TV and Skylert by 6 a.m. Local news stations may take longer to report it. Before canceling, we:
- check the NWS, Texas Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies
- drive around Garland, Rowlett and Sachse to determine the safety of bus routes, parking lots, major intersections, etc.
- talk to neighboring school districts
Early dismissal is also an option, but is used as a last resort. Delayed openings are not used because of the district’s triple-staggered bus schedule.
Bad Weather Makeup Days
In the event that classes are canceled due to bad weather or other situation, district leadership will determine if or how to makeup the missed dAY.
GISD uses the Skylert telephone notification system to alert parents and employees of school closings and other important information. This critical communication tool can notify everyone within a matter of minutes. Contact information must be updated to receive Skylert notifications.
A Day or B Day?
The block schedule calendar is set at the beginning of the year and is not altered when a day is missed due to bad weather.
For example, if the day missed was a B day, then students would return the next day to the regularly scheduled A day.
Safety and Security
- ID Badges should worn and visible at all times. All students will receive a school ID Badge when school pictures are taken, until then students may wear last year's.
- Visitors should report to the Secure Vestibule in the front of the school for screening.
- It is also expected that each of us report anything that may makes our school unsafe, either by contacting the SRO Officers at LC, the counselors, the teachers, the administrators or any staff member immediately when a concern arises. If a person wishes to remain anonymous, concerns may be reported by using this Anonymous Alert Form.
- We expect all Patriots at LC to be safe and enjoy everything about LCHS this year. Please know all of Garland ISD, LC Administration, Faculty and Staff work hard to ensure everyone in the LCHS Patriot Community stays safe each and every day.